By Dielle DSouza for BigRush
India’s varied terrain offers a plethora of options for cycling tracks, with excellent opportunities for downhills, sprints and cross country. Its potential is far from fully harnessed but race director Sunil Nanjappa has big dreams for its success.
The former investment banker quit his job to cycle his way through India’s races, learning everything he could about organisation and discovering what was lacking. He found that a majority of races in the country are not up to standard and are formed around existing jeep tracks instead of being designed specifically for cycling races.
So he did the next best thing he could – organised his own races. So far, he has organised the Goa International Mountain Biking Challenge (GIMBC), the Bangalore Mountain Festival (BMF), and the Tour of Goa.
To know what makes Nanjappa’s races different and read more about how he is changing India’s bike races, visit RED BULL